The start of Throwback and Thoughtful Thursdays.

The start of regular blogging and a chance to go deeper with you.

The biggest issue with my blogging is setting up a regular routine for you, Constant Viewer. I know it’s been one of my biggest failures. People crave routines. Take watching television, for example. If one of your favorite shows comes on at 8 pm on Tuesday you will set aside that time to be there to watch it.

It’s the same thing with blogs. If people know new stuff will be posted by noon on Friday, for example, they will make sure to be there to see it. If there isn’t then they will eventually stop looking. It is hard, in this day and age of overabundance on the internet, to get a faithful viewing base. The one thing that is harder, however, is to get someone who has left to come back.

This is why setting a routine for blogs is so important.

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One of the ways to get into a routine is to get into the habit of theme days. You’ve heard of them – Man Crush Mondays, Woman Crush Wednesdays and the ilk. To me those themes seem too, I don’t know, cheesy and basic. I want to do more. I want to show you what goes on behind the curtain. I want to show you what I’ve done so far in this pursuit of my passion. I want to give you real sustenance – not some fluff.

So, here we start Throwback/Thoughtful Thursdays. I love the idea of going back into the past and revisiting older sessions. Sometimes I will post classic images that have been posted elsewhere before. Sometimes, like today, it will be images that were passed over then but now, with a more seasoned eye and defter hand on Photoshop, I have rediscovered and want to show you.

It’s also a chance to talk about my mindset, my thought process, and such when it comes to my imagery. It could also be a topic of concern or thoughts on the industry.

I’m always open to topic suggestions. So, what would you like to see in terms of a theme day or subject for a blog entry, Constant Viewer? Monochrome Monday? Fit Friday? Tech Talk Tuesday? Drop me a line and let me know.

Today I’m showing an image that I created with Frances when I was sill in upstate NY. I wasn’t that great at keeping dates but I’m guessing this was done around the summer of 2004 or 2005. Frances and I teamed up several times before her move to the West Coast in pursuit of her modeling and acting career so you’ll be seeing more of her in the future.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based portrait photographer covering the Hampton Roads community. Contact him today at for your senior portraits, couples, model portfolio, model experience, engagement, corporate, headshot, et cetera, needs or to drop him a line or suggestion for a blog topic.


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